Stanislas Lemore: “The shareholders are more than 12,000 employees of all socio-professional categories together”, Company news

Stanislas Lemort, Chairman and CEO

Stanislas Lemort, Chairman and CEO

Stanislas Lemort, Chairman and CEO

How do you motivate your employees and how does it affect the company’s performance?

The motivation and productivity of Stef Group employees is closely linked to the employee share ownership model, which is unique in its sector. Today, more than 12,000 employees from all socio-professional categories together are shareholders, allowing them to benefit from its policy of redistribution of created value. In 2022, we distributed 42 million euros to our employees for profit sharing and profit sharing, as well as the corresponding contribution of the international company savings plan. We also practice a permanent salary policy, including 13d months and high-quality medical care. Finally, we ensure the development of the skills of our teams, offering opportunities for development and further careers within the group. Our approach to learning is based on the educational resources of our internal university, the Institute of Refrigeration Professions. This allows us to fill 70% of our management positions within the company.

What, in your opinion, should be the role of your company in society, and what measures have you taken in this direction?

For more than 100 years, Stef has been supplying the European population with food products. A big responsibility that puts her in a long-term perspective. Thanks to our economic activity, the nature of our business and the density of our network (almost 260 sites in Europe), the group contributes to job creation and regional development. As we believe that work is a key factor in social inclusion, we are committed to young people and vulnerable populations: young people without qualifications who need a first chance, young graduates looking for their first permanent contract and young people with disabilities who should be offered the same opportunities for professional success as everyone else. To implement our projects, we cooperate with such experienced partners as Sport dans la ville or Our nearesties has talents. We also participate in various programs aimed at professional integration of people far from work: long-term unemployed, refugees, etc. Our role in society also includes providing access to food for those in need. We have been working with Restaurants du Coeur for more than ten years in a partnership that aims to provide long-term support to the association in terms of skills, training and technical facilities.

What is your social and/or social priority for the next twelve months?

The attractiveness of our transport and logistics business, as well as the loyalty of our employees, are among our main concerns. That is why we have made diversity and professional equality between women and men a priority topic and a collective project. Our MIX’UP approach unites five commitments: increasing diversity in our teams, guaranteeing fair integration and career development, promoting work-life balance, adapting our work environment and changing the image of our professions. We set ourselves a quantitative goal: to increase the number of women in the group by 25% by 2030.

More than 12,000 employees of all socio-professional categories combined are shareholders

More than 12,000 employees of all socio-professional categories combined are shareholders